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Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Safeway Canada President and COO Chuck Mulvenna
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, relatively nice people to work with for what it is (in 9 reviews)

  • Very respectful work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I would not be able to work overtime or maybe even get a full 40 hours a week if I wanted to work this job full time (in 6 reviews)

  • hired as part time, 24 hours week maybe (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (23)

    "customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different locations to work at college tution rembiursemebt for certain classes. Good co workers for the most part, Employee discount at times

    Cons

    There should be a lot more positive feedback instead of negative so much. Employee uniforms are pretty non flattering lot of micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Please consider not talking down to lower level employees and be more respectful of peoples feelings and circumstances. Treatment of employees need to be better


  2. "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    GREAT BENEFITS..NOTHING ELSE TO SAY

    Cons

    LOUSY PEOPLE TO WORK WITH VERY EGOTISTICAL, not friendly, very indifferent, snobs, low life's...... management does not say one word to you after 6 months of being there....... when it changed from Albertsons to safeway it was awful. the computer system was not compatible with the software applications and visa versa, customers were complaining, after over 2.2 years of working there I quit...... could not take the incompentance of the management and computer programing, software etc..... very bad customer service after the new safeway registers were in effect............ people arguing and complaining constantly... after 11 years a guy who was working there said it was quitting time after the new registers were installed on self check out because he could not take people complaining each second... it was awful.... bad choice of replacing the registers, etc....... NEVER KNOW THE HOURS AND DAYS YOU WILL WORK CHANGES ALL THE TIME. CALL YOU ON YOUR DAYS OFF AND EXPECTS YOU TO WORK.

    Advice to Management

    SAY HELLO TO YOUR EMPLOYEES MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE A SEMI HUMAN BEING... UNREAL.......... THEY HIRE LOW LIFE'S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO GET A JOB...... GIVE THEM A ZERO OUT OF A FIVE....


  3. "not a great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safeway Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn to deal with bad management

    Cons

    zero training on inner software systems, bad management


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  5. "Night Stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting experince, no interaction with people

    Cons

    Work night shifts, bad sleeping cycles


  6. "I worked for them as a order selector in the warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you are just talking to the talk man everyday throughout your shift,

    Cons

    management push workers to their limit
    management follow and spy on workers whether they are working or no
    talking is prohibited


  7. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The flexible schedule is nice, especially if like me you are a student and need to be able to work the schedule around classes.

    Cons

    This place is okay to work for in the short term. i would not recommend making working here a permanent career choice as there is little to no room for advancement.


  8. "Lots of opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time

    Pros

    Good company, well run and fair compensation for part time work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    Growth opportunities, benefits


  9. "Deli Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway Canada part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefit program, helpful management , work culture, Safety program, product quality, customer always right

    Cons

    Long standing working condition, stressful, short of employees some times, multitasking always

    Advice to Management

    Please don't cut hours


  10. "Good company to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Category Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Category Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company for entry level job seekers. You learn a lot as you work along with seniors. Good chances to switch between departments in year or so. If you are working as Temp there are chances to became Permanent if you perform well.

    Cons

    Salary wise they do not pay much being a retail company. Not much options outside Calgary if you are working at headoffice.

    Advice to Management

    Salary structure should be decided based on the candidate skills, qualification and experience. As well as his performance for 1 year incentives should given with decent incremental.


  11. "Good part-time job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned practical skills while working here. The hours were quite flexible and I found the management to be quite accommodating of my other obligations.

    Cons

    Corporate policy was sometimes at odds with the reality of specific stores. The pay was relatively low and there was little room for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Take input from typical workers and customers to gauge their needs before starting new product and services promotions. Provide promotion opportunities to part-time workers.



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